Mechanical characterization of 3D printed concrete

Location of Research: On Site

Professor Shiho Kawashima is seeking BS and/or MS students to do research in her lab for 3 credits of Independent Study this upcoming fall semester (with potential extension into the spring semester and summer). The aim of this project is to test the mechanical properties of 3D printed cement-based samples. Student(s) will perform sample preparation, mechanical testing, and data analysis of cement-based samples modified with various admixtures that are conventionally cast and printed.

The student will primarily be working in Carleton Laboratory to run experiments, so all relevant safety training will be required. In addition to experimental work, students will also perform literature review throughout the semester (~3 papers / week). Deliverables will include regular (weekly to biweekly) progress updates and final report. The student will be closely advised and trained by a PhD student. No previous research experience is necessary - just enthusiasm for experimental materials research! Expected time commitment is 7.5 hours / week.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the position or has questions should contact Prof Kawashima directly at [email protected].

Lab: Kawashima Lab

Direct Supervisor: Shiho Kawashima

Position Dates: 9/8/2020 - 12/23/2020

Hours per Week: 7.5

Paid Position: No

Credit: Yes

Qualifications: Mechanics.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's (SEAS only)

Shiho Kawashima, [email protected]